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br>The final result. I went to Alaska and enjoyed life as well as worked for three years instead of going directly to college. When I eventually did attend, I chose to go all the way across the country to Florida for some summer fun times. I still have never returned to live in my home state of Arkansas.



I'm a Florida native. Now living in NYC. You still in Fl?






No, after FSU, I spent 6 years in Iowa for graduate work. I then located to the great ole state of MS where I have been planted in the Delta for nearly 10 years.
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Hooray, Iowa! Were you a Hawkeye? (I'm still in Iowa City - I love it! :smileyhappy: )








No, after FSU, I spent 6 years in Iowa for graduate work. I then located to the great ole state of MS where I have been planted in the Delta for nearly 10 years.

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finest French novel in the English language


IlanaSimons wrote: I asked for a very smart friend's opinion last night too, and he reiterated much of what you just wrote: The book's obsession with cheating--with broken love affairs-- makes it "French." But as we said in our previous posts, the style is more reserved....more English.






To me it sounds British as British can be.

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wanderer ?


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I'm in. Hope this French novel speaks to me as much as The Wanderer did in my youth.




Hi, what Wanderer do you mean?

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Don't let the Scots, Irish and Welsh hear you say that Ziki:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:




ziki wrote:

IlanaSimons wrote: I asked for a very smart friend's opinion last night too, and he reiterated much of what you just wrote: The book's obsession with cheating--with broken love affairs-- makes it "French." But as we said in our previous posts, the style is more reserved....more English.






To me it sounds British as British can be.

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Choisya wrote:
Don't let the Scots, Irish and Welsh hear you say that Ziki:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:






LOL, OK let's narrow the circles, we stay with English in order to keep the peace in the house.

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I'm joining late but hoping for a big finish.
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Hooray, Iowa! Were you a Hawkeye? (I'm still in Iowa City - I love it! :smileyhappy: )








No, after FSU, I spent 6 years in Iowa for graduate work. I then located to the great ole state of MS where I have been planted in the Delta for nearly 10 years.






No, but neither was I a Cyclone. I attended Des Moines University.
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ziki wrote:

beshockley wrote:
I'm in. Hope this French novel speaks to me as much as The Wanderer did in my youth.




Hi, what Wanderer do you mean?

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The Wanderer;: Or, The End Of Youth (Le Grand Meaulnes) (A Signet Classic)
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http://www.brothersjudd.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/reviews.detail/book_id/328
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We must ask Danielle if The Wanderer tops the list of French novels. It doesn't make it in the British ones.




beshockley wrote:


ziki wrote:

beshockley wrote:
I'm in. Hope this French novel speaks to me as much as The Wanderer did in my youth.




Hi, what Wanderer do you mean?

ziki
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The Wanderer;: Or, The End Of Youth (Le Grand Meaulnes) (A Signet Classic)
Alain-Fournier

http://www.brothersjudd.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/reviews.detail/book_id/328


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Thanks you. Not sure I could tackle it in French but this seems to be a case for my library.
Interesting with the references: I have both Magus and Ghormengast taxing; I just never get to it because BN keeps me busy reading other books, heheh.

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'finest French novel in the English language'



Choisya wrote:As for being a 'french novel in english', this may be a reference to the expression of sexual passion, either covert or overt




Yes, that's it. The friend of FMF commented like that and FMF liked that line and it stuck. It seems it was as far he was willing to go at that time with the sexual themes, if by French is meant sexually daring, heheh. In the days of internet pornography it seems to be pretty harmless. Forget all about Victor Hugo and Balzac and Stendhal.

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Choisya wrote:
We must ask Danielle if The Wanderer tops the list of French novels. It doesn't make it in the British ones.





Yes this novel is a very well know Classic, studied in high school; and also the source of inspiration of several movies; I just found one: just click on "video" so as to get an idea... http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=108966.html
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Choisya wrote:
We must ask Danielle if The Wanderer tops the list of French novels. It doesn't make it in the British ones.





I also found some info in English: http://www.legrandmeaulnes.com/english/biographie.htm
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Thanks Danielle - what a sad face:smileysad: (Have you had much snow in Paris?)



chadadanielleKR wrote:

Choisya wrote:
We must ask Danielle if The Wanderer tops the list of French novels. It doesn't make it in the British ones.





I also found some info in English: http://www.legrandmeaulnes.com/english/biographie.htm



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ziki wrote:
Thanks you. Not sure I could tackle it in French but this seems to be a case for my library.
Interesting with the references: I have both Magus and Ghormengast taxing; I just never get to it because BN keeps me busy reading other books, heheh.

z.




I found the information about John Knowles interesting as well. I recall having read his book, A Separate Peace, several years prior to The Wanderer and it too left an indelible impression on my psyche.
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I am eager to start reading the Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford.

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